Red Cross Staff and Volunteers mobilized during Typhoon Mina's onslaught
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) staff and volunteers were highly mobilized during the onslaught of typhoon Mina to give relief, welfare and medical assistance to the victims of the said typhoon.
In Isabela, 6 staff and 15 volunteers were continuously monitoring the situation in their locality and are on standby for any untoward incident which may occur. Chapter is also currently coordinating with the with the local government unit to preposition their equipment and relief goods.
In Cagayan, staff and volunteers of local chapters are monitoring possible flashflood to low lying areas and the water level at Cagayan River is being highly monitored.
In Benguet, the said province is experiencing occasional light rains. Red Cross teams were dispatched to assess the trash slide that affected Tadiangan, Tuba and another team will be dispatched at Puguis Elementary School to monitor and manage the welfare desk and first aid station.
In Ilocos Norte, Red Cross staff and volunteers reported that there were still no electricity at Paoay, Ilocos Norte, brgy. Calayab, Laoag City, brgy. Gabu, Laoag City, brgy. Manalpac, Solsona Ilocos Norte and brgy. Bacsil South, Laoag City.
In La Union, local chapter provided 5 boxes of biscuits and 1 pack of noodles (good for 30-40 families) for Aringay Ampitheater Community Kitchen. Staff and volunteers were also deployed to conduct rapid assessment, relief and welfare assistance in the municipalities of Bauang, Caba, Aringay and Agoo.
Meanwhile, Pangasinan-Dagupan City Chapter dispatched DRT team to assess flooded areas and evacuation centers in Mangaldan, San Jacinto and San Fabian Chapterís Operation Center is closely monitoring the situation and the Red Cross 143 volunteers in their respective areas are alerted for possible deployment.
On the other hand, local chapter in Abra deployed 3 volunteer first aiders to assist in the evacuation of some residents in Cabuloan Bangued, Abra. Chapter also established welfare desk in its office.
PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang expressed its deep appreciation to the staff and volunteers who were very quick and responsive in giving immediate assistance to the families affected by typhoon Mina.
"Red Cross staff and volunteers are ever reliable in any disasters that our country is facing and will encounter. I am proud of our volunteers and I admire their dedication and passion in their field of work," said Pang.